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Fébruary 12 and 13, 2020
Expo Entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal

Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Parcours numérique Québec-France
(in French only)
You could obtain a financial contribution to support the deployment, in France, of your Quebec startup or to bring a French startup to Quebec and thus facilitate the networking of companies.
Filing deadlines: January 23, 2020 (hard copy)
Projets d’innovation en technologies quantiques : recherche industrielle en collaboration et soutien à l’entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
You may receive financial assistance to carry out an innovation project for the development and commercialization of quantum technologies. Themes: quantum communications, quantum computation, quantum materials, quantum engineering.
Filing deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 p.m.
Appui aux initiatives innovantes pour la santé et le bien-être des fondateurs de startups
(in French only)
Incubators, accelerators and university entrepreneurship centres: you could obtain funding to carry out a project to develop initiatives aimed specifically at the health and well-being of start-up founders.
Filing deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 p.m.
Réduction des émissions de GES dans les secteurs agricole et agroalimentaire
(in French only)
You may receive financial support to carry out an innovative product or process development project by mobilizing universities, public research centres and other SMEs in the Québec industrial sector.
Filing deadline: February 3, 2020
Projet pilote – Recharge des parcs de véhicules électriques
(in French only)
Funding may be available for your project to test and evaluate recharging technologies for fleets of electric, light or heavy-duty vehicles.
Filing deadline: February 8, 2020
Parcours Développement durable Montréal
(in French only)
Participate in this one-year coaching program aimed at implementing sustainable development practices within your organization. This program offers training, participation in C2 Montréal and MOVIN' and workshops in businesses to obtain the EcoresponsibleMC certification.
Filing deadline: February 14, 2020
Données ouvertes : appui aux projets d’innovation des startups
(in French only)
Startups, submit a project using open data in order to offer new services or new technological tools to the public or businesses.
Filing deadlines: February 21, 2020, 4 p.m. (email) | February 28, 2020, 4 p.m. (signed hard copy)
Mission main-d’œuvre Centre-du-Québec
(in French only)
You could obtain financial assistance to support your innovative project to attract and retain workers in the Centre-du-Québec region.
Filing deadline: February 21, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
PSO-International
(in French only)
You could obtain support to carry out an international research and innovation project in collaboration with players from the university, college, institutional and industrial sectors in Quebec.
Filing deadline: March 27, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Le Grand Défi : Bâtir ma région
(in French only)
Are you a student from Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine? Get expert support to undertake projects that have a positive impact in your community.
Registration deadline: January 24, 2020
Mérites du français
(in French only)
Have your achievements helped advance the French language? Have your contribution recognized and enjoy visibility in the Quebec media and cyberspace.
Registration deadline: January 24, 2020
Personnalité du monde alimentaire
(in French only)
Pay tribute to a person you admire in the bio-food sector for their major achievements, leadership and influence in the industry.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
Prix de l'impact social
(in French only)
Make your contribution to the well-being of society or the environment known and you could be the subject of a report in L'actualité and of a case study by Credo.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
E36
(in French only)
See your entrepreneurial and personal achievements honored at this prestigious gala presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 p.m.
Social Business Creation
Put together a team of university students and submit an idea for a business that could have a social impact.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020 (independent applications) and February 28, 2020 (institutional applications)
Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries
Are you a college student ready to start a business? Enter for a chance to win one of three grants worth $100,000 $50,000, $35,000 and $15,000.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
Prix reconnaissance d'architecture
(in French only)
Owners, architects and contractors: gain recognition for the quality of your renovation work done in Thetford Mines and share in the $1,000 prize money.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
ARISTA Provincial Contest
Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
Registration deadline: February 2, 2020
Prix Excellence
(in French only)
Register for this exclusive contest that recognizes the talent and efforts of entrepreneurs from Montréal’s South Shore.
Registration deadline: February 3, 2020, 4 p.m.
Concours vidéo « Coopérer, c'est faire ensemble! »
(in French only)
Make a video clip illustrating your co-op experience in school or in your community for a chance to win one of 6 prizes worth $1,000.
Registration deadline: February 3, 2020, noon
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: February 6, 2020
CATAPULTE (in French only)
You could get a $50,000 grant, expert coaching and more to carry out a video game project in the Greater Québec City area.
Registration deadline: February 7, 2020
Gala du mérite économique de la Chambre de commerce du Saguenay
(in French only)
Have the performance of your Saguenay or Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM business recognized.
Registration deadline: February 7, 2020, 4 p.m.
Gala Prix Distinction
(in French only)
Businesses in the Assumption RCM, seize this opportunity to make yourself known and to shine throughout your region's business community.
Registration deadline: Fébruary 7, 2020
Prix NUMIX
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your digital media production rewarded at a prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: February 9, 2020
Gala reconnaissance
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your company established in the RCM of La Matapédia recognized.
Registration deadline: February 9, 2020
Prix médias du Conseil supérieur de la langue française
(in French only)
Two media professionals will share $4,000 in grants to reward their mastery of the French language.
Registration deadline: February 14, 2020
Panthéon de la Performance
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your company in the RCMs of Arthabaska or L’Érable recognized.
Registration deadline: February 14, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Gala reconnaissance de la Chambre de commerce et d’entrepreneuriat des Sources
(in French only)
Have your successes and achievements recognized at this prestigious gala for entrepreneurs in the MRC des Sources.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2020
The Aces of Finance
Have your professional achievements and commitment to the community of outstanding financial leaders in Quebec recognized.
Registration deadline: February 17, 2020
Concours Alpha
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your business performance and the contribution of your staff to the vibrancy of the Saint-Laurent, Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Mont-Royal territory.
Registration deadline: February 28, 2020, 5 p.m.
Prix Distinction
(in French only)
Get recognition for the vitality of your Haute-Yamaska business.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2020, 5 p.m.
Les Pléiades
(in French only)
Get recognition for the excellence of your business based in Lévis or Chaudière-Appalaches.
Registration deadline: March 2, 2020, midnight
Bourse d'accompagnement à la relève agricole pour la MRC de Rouville
(in French only)
Are you are a young entrepreneur about to become owner, in whole or in part, of an agricultural business? Enter for a chance to win a $10,000 grant.
Registration deadline: March 3, 2020, noon
Gala Excelsiors
(in French only)
Have the success of your company from the RCM of Joliette recognized.
Registration deadline: March 6, 2020, 4 p.m.
Les Dragons Sept-Rivières
(in French only)
Enter for a chance to win one of the prizes with a total value of $15,000 in cash and services to make your strategic project happen in the Sept-Îles and/or Port-Cartier region.
Registration deadline: March 8, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
OSEntreprendre Challenge
Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a business creator, or have acquired an existing business, you may qualify for one of the many prizes totalling $700,000.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2014? Enter again for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Prix Stellar
(in French only)
Have your RCM Thérèse-De-Blainville business’ excellence honoured at a major event.
Registration deadline: March 13, 2020, 3 p.m.
Les Phénicia
(in French only)
You could receive a grant or award for your success and contribution to the LGBT community’s influence and social and economic development.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2020
Prix Agir pour l’égalité
(in French only)
Companies in the greater Quebec City area, get recognition for your innovative practices that promote equality between women and men in the workplace.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2020, 4 p.m.
Concours des prix ESTim
(in French only)
Have your Eastern Montréal company’s success recognized.
Registration deadline: March 16, 2020, noon
Les OCTAS
(in French only)
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to present your achievements in the IT field to representatives of your industry.
Registration deadline: March 23, 2020, 5 p.m.
Prix Novæ
(in French only)
Receive recognition for the inspiring and innovative initiatives by which you contribute to the sustainable development of Québec.
Registration deadline: March 30, 2020, 5 p.m.
FIDEL Entrepreneurship Grants
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 and more to start or expand your business in the RCM of La Matanie.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2020
Young Champions of the Earth
Submit your environmental project to UN Environment for access to seed funding, tailored mentorship, powerful networks and more.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2020, 7 p.m. (midnight GMT)
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program
Nominate a farmer to represent Quebec at the national competition and have their contribution to their profession recognized for excellence.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2020
Ordre national du mérite agricole
(in French only)
You operate a business in the Montérégie region? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2020

Events

Also visit the website of the Chamber of commerce of metropolitan Montreal for a host of networking, training and market development activities and ACCLR Business Services' 2019-2020 calendar of international trade events.

January

January 29
Forum du mentorat (in French only) | Montréal
January 29
Forum de Chaudière-Appalaches – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Scott
January 30
Tax-related information for the self-employed: start off on the right foot! | Montréal
January 31
Strategic Forum – International exchange at the heart of economic growth | Montréal
January 31 and February 1
Bootcamp pour entrepreneures ambitieuses (in French only) | Sainte-Thérèse

February

February 4
Colloque Femmessor – Régions Mauricie et Centre-du-Québec (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
February 4 to 6
CEO Vision Summit | Gatineau
February 18
Datavore – L'événement référnce en analytique (in French only) | Montréal
February 18 to May 20
La grande tournée manufacturière des chambres de commerce (in French only) | Various cities
February 20
Expérience – Réinventez vos événements (in French only) | Montréal
February 20
MOUVEMENT 2020 - L'événement PITCH (in French only) | Montréal
February 24
Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence | Montréal

March

March 26
Employeurs engagés (in French only) | Québec
March 31
Sommet régional du repreneuriat de Laval (in French only) | Laval
March 31 and April 1
Salon industriel du Bas-Saint-Laurent | Rimouski

April

April 15 to 17
SIAL Canada – Inspire food business | Montréal
April 30
Forum du Bas-Saint-Laurent – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | La Pocatière

May

May 13 and 14
Le Sommet International de l'Éducation | Montréal
May 14
Forum de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Rouyn-Noranda
May 19
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal
May 26 and 27
Salon industriel de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Rouyn-Noranda

June

June (date to be determined)
Forum de la Gaspésie et des îles – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Gaspé
June 3 and 4
Assises de l'économie circulaire (in French only) | Montréal
June 3 and 4
Salon de l'Immigration et de l'intégration au Québec (in French only) | Montréal
June 4
Forum Novæ – Alimentation (in French only) | Montréal

July

July 14 to 18
Startupfest | Montréal

September

September 17
Forum de l’Estrie – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Sherbrooke

October

October 6 and 8
Salon industriel de Québec | Québec
October 14 and 15
Big Bang – Commercialisation des technos | Saint-Hyacinthe
October 29
Forum Novæ – Plastique (in French only) | Montréal

News

December 3
You have until February 28, 2020 to take part in the Consultation au sujet du Plan d’action gouvernemental en matière d’allègement réglementaire et administratif 2020-2025 (in French only)
January 9
Complete the 2019 Canadian Entrepreneurship Census January 16, 2020 to receive the Census Summary Report and be entered to win prizes valued at $4,000.
January 15
Revenu Québec launches WebRAS, an online tool for the calculation of source deductions and employer contributions
January 15
Corporations Canada launches new service fees and standards
January 15
Revenu Québec launches WebRAS, an online tool for the calculation of source deductions and employer contributions
January 15
Corporations Canada launches new service fees and standards
January 15
Launch of the Journée Portes fermées campaign (in French only)
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